High School Sports

  • Girls volleyball continues

    The county volleyball teams are in full action after one week of the 2015 regular season.
    The Munroe volleyball team went 0-2 their opening week.  The team, which advanced to regional semifinals last season,  lost in three games to both Grace Christian (Bainbridge) and North Florida Christian.  Despite the losses, head coach Spenser Morris saw marked improvement at times.  
    Morris said, “At times we played exceptionally well, but then our youth and inexperience would show up, unfortunately!”

  • Bobcats bow to St. Joseph in regular season opener
  • Bobcats open with pre-season game against Bozeman

    With 18 players and a few empty seats on the bus, the Bobcats of Robert F. Munroe Day School began the 2015 campaign with a trip to the sand hills just north of Panama City to take on the Bucks of Dean Bozeman High School.  Under new Head Coach Rodell Thomas and fresh off of a positive summer of lifting weights, replacing seven departed seniors, and learning a new system, the Bobcats looked to see just where they are in terms of being ready for the regular season.  

  • Serve! County girls volleyball yields net excitement

    The Munroe volleyball team participated in The Canopy Road Classic preseason tournament hosted by Leon High School.  
    Preseason contests allow coaches to evaluate their team’s current status and make lists of what needs work before the actual season hits full gear.  
    Players have the opportunity to shake off their nerves and fine tune fundamentals.  All of this is “free” since the games don’t count in the regular season record.  

  • West Gadsden High School Panthers serious about football season

    Last season under the leadership of Head Coach Joey Striplin, West Gadsden went 4-6 and ultimately took the next step toward reaching the postseason.
    This season coach Striplin will be heading into his third year as the Panthers’ leader, and seems to be extremely optimistic about his team’s chances within their district as well as in the play-offs.
    The Panther coach said he believes in “quality over quantity” and isn’t overly concerned about having a specific number of players on his

  • Jags slash Panthers in Friday’s pre-season opener

    Last Friday night East and West Gadsden provided the local gridiron fans with the sequel to their spring game in May.
    Once again the Jaguars and Panthers met on the neutral site of Corry Field, but this time the goal was to see which team had made the most progress over the
    Both teams came out with a lot of energy, but undisciplined plays from both sides led to several penalties throughout the game.

  • With new head coach, East Gadsden Jaguars ready to roar this season

    Under the guidance of returned Coach Corey Fuller,  the Jaguars have turned the page on last year’s forgettable season, and have refocused themselves. Optimism within the players and coaches can be both seen and felt during their intense team practices.
    The seed of high expectation was planted by East Gadsden’s coaching staff in the spring, and is continually being watered during fall practice.  
    Fuller is providing his players with tough love in an effort to make sure “guys get better with each practice.”

  • Bobcat boys prepare for final stretch

    The Munroe Bobcats came out of spring break to a pair of district games against Tallavana and FAMU High.  Playing without seniors Bo Bailey, Max Baroody, Will Harris, Bradley Klees, and Casey Mathers, who were in Breckinridge, Colo., for the annual senior trip, and with fellow seniors Nolan Haire and Jonny Walkup using the week to rest up, the Bobcats enjoyed an abbreviated week of Baseball.

  • Lady Cats emerge from spring break as Gadsden’s top team

    This past week in softball action the three county teams that field a softball team:  Munroe, East Gadsden and Tallavana Christian,  played with Munroe emerging as the top team in the county.
    Munroe 20
    Tallavana Christian 5
    Tallavana Christian scored five runs off freshman pitcher Emily Harris to open up the district game played at Munroe on Tuesday, March 24.  Munroe then answered in the bottom of the first with six runs.  Hannah Wilde came in to pitch and finished the game on the mound, getting the win.

  • Late sports news

    WGHS Panthers beat North View 74-44 in a Tuesday night game. If the Panthers prevail in Friday night’s match, they will be on their way to Lakeland to compete for the state championship.  For the story on Friday’s game that made the Panthers district champs, see Page 1B.